Program Coordinator

Admission Deadlines

Additional Links

Dr. Ransom Gladwin Fall Semester: July 15

Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Spring Semester: November 15
Phone: 229-333-5948

Summer Semester: April 15

Admission Requirements

Required Documents

Admission Requirements

Online Graduate Application

  • Application Fee (credit or debit card and e-checks accepted)
  • Apply Online

Proof of Bachelor's Degree

  • Submit an official transcript with date of bachelor's (or higher) degree, an unofficial transcript with date of bachelor's (or higher) degree, a copy of your bachelor's (or higher) diploma, or evidence of T-4 teaching certification through GAPSC.The VSU Graduate School will obtain a record of Georgia certificate from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

VSU Medical Form

  • This program is delivered online. TESOL students should complete the student information section and distance learning exemption only.
  • Immunization records are not required.

Verification of Lawful Presence

(Effective Fall 2011 for applicants who believe they qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.)

  • This is not required for individuals who do not qualify for in-state tuition or a residency waiver.
  • This must be received prior to enrollment (if applicable), NOT prior to admission.
  • Citizenship documentation is needed for any applicant who wishes to be considered for in-state tuition.
  • Complete list of accepted documents and information on residency.

Unless otherwise indicated above, all required documents must be received on or before the admission deadline for your file to be reviewed. It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate time for document delivery and to en-sure receipt of documents. Please allow at least 7-10 days for delivery by mail.

Important Program Information

  • The TESOL Certificate is delivered in a fully-online format.
  • Please note: if you pursue the ESOL endorsement in conjunction with the TESOL certificate, an endorsement can only attach to clear, renewable teaching certification issued through GAPSC. If you wish to pursue initial teaching certification, please contact the MCL department or the Graduate School for information on your options.

Admission Classifications

  • TESOL students are classified as non-degree seeking, add-on certification students. Students in these classifications are not eligible for federal financial aid.

Admission Questions 

For admission questions about this program, please contact the Graduate School by phone, email, or stop by our office.

  • Call Us: 229-333-5694 or toll free 800-618-1878, Option #5







  • Visit Us: Psychology Building (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100




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